The University gathered on April 26th in Spivey Hall to honor faculty and staff at the annual Service Awards Ceremony. The Ceremony is a time for Clayton State to celebrate and honor faculty and staff through recognizing years of service, tenure, promotions, and retirement.
This year celebrated the 21st annual Alice J. Smith Awards which are presented to the faculty member and staff member ranked most outstanding, as determined by their peers. The Award was established in 1995 by local philanthropist Mr. Joseph Smith as a memorial to his wife, to honor her career in teaching and her love for learning.
The 2016 honorees were:
Associate Professor of Mathematics
College of Information and Mathematical Sciences
Dr. Bailey teaches many courses in in mathematics and is credited with developing the PACE Robotics Living/Learning Community. His students have expressed that Dr. Bailey goes beyond what is required to help each student learn a complex subject such as math. And one student stated “He is a blessing to CSU. Hail his logical superpowers!”
Assistant Athletic Department
Head Men's & Women's Cross Country and Track Coach
Mike Mead joined the University in 1990 and is credited with starting Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field at Clayton State in 1995. Under his leadership, the cross country program has won a Peach Belt Conference title and competed at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships.
The 2016 Alice J. Smith nominees also included:
Dr. Jere Boudell, Professor of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Robert Pfeiffer, Assistant Professor of English, College of Arts & Sciences
Elicia Collins, Clinical Instructor of Nursing, College of Health
Dr. Craig Hill Professor of Supply Chain Management, College of Business
Julie Coile, Director of Operations for Auxiliary Services
Michael Ozment, General Manager of Spivey Hall
Wanda Polite, Business Manager for Information Technology Services
Vicky Smith, Executive Assistant to the Dean of the College of Business
2016 Annual Service Awards Recognize Outstanding Faculty and Staff
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